Monday 24 August 2015

Wings & Wheels Statement 2

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in the tragic events at Shoreham on Saturday 22nd August.
Following discussions with our Display Director, Teams and Participants, the Dunsfold Wings & Wheels Air Show will continue this weekend.

The Civil Aviation Authority safety standards that must be met by all major civil air displays in the UK are among the very highest in the world. We take the safety arrangements for Wings & Wheels very seriously. The air show itself has to meet rigorous safety standards that are laid down by the CAA who review these on an ongoing basis.

All air display arrangements, including the pilots and aircraft, must meet rigorous safety requirements and are regularly reviewed to ensure they provide the highest possible levels of protection.

We are awaiting any preliminary findings of the AAIB, or the CAA, which may arise from their initial investigations. Should any preliminary findings identify the need for immediate changes, or revisions, to the currently approved operating procedures for Flying Displays, then these will be adopted immediately.

All of those involved in the tragic events at Shoreham last weekend will be remembered during a one minute silence at the start of the air displays at 11:30 on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August.

British Air Display Association